Rogue One actor Riz Ahmed says that the Government needs to do more to encourage diversity in the workforce

Rogue One actor Riz Ahmed says that the Government needs to do more to encourage diversity in the workforce

Rogue One actor Riz Ahmed says that the Government needs to do more to encourage diversity in the workforce by ensuring that companies employ people from more diverse backgrounds.

Giving a talk at the House of Commons for Channel 4’s Annual Diversity Lecture, the 34-year-old said the country had ‘failed’ to accurately represent minority groups including BAME, LGBT and people with disabilities.
Addressing the politicians, he said: ‘There is a serious hiring problem and it’s only when the Government steps in to set the rules of the game that it really drives people.’

The actor also expressed his view that a more diverse representation in the media is pivotal to combating extremism.

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